KANSAS CITY, Mo. – After years of construction, Kansas City air travelers now have a date for the opening of the new one-stop terminal at Kansas City International Airport.
In a ceremony Monday, Kansas City, Missouri, Mayor Quinton Lucas and other officials announced that the new airport will begin accepting passengers on February 28.
The announcement of the terminal was long anticipated by the Kansas City community.
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KSHB 41 Dia Wall’s anchor has visited the new terminal multiple times over the past 12 months, providing Kansas Citians with updates on her progress.
The new terminal adopts dedicated areas where passengers can be dropped off for outbound flights and picked up after inbound flights.
Once inside, passengers will have a streamlined security experience that will open up more options for food and beverages and other services that are lacking in the older circular terminals.
The new terminal features glass jetways to connect the airport building to the planes – the airport says it will have the most all-glass jetways in the United States.
While the new terminal won’t be operational until February 28, members of the public will have a couple of opportunities to see the new airport.
A group of volunteers will get their first look at the terminal as part of a terminal simulation on Valentine’s Day.
There will also be a terminal open house taking place on February 18, where Kansas citizens will explore the new terminal, locate its wide variety of retail and dining options, view museum-quality public art installations, and meet some of the local artists who created them.
This is a developing story and will be updated.